The Tales of Arise release date has been announced as September 9, 2021 for the next entry in the Tales series. This will be available across last generation PlayStation and Xbox consoles, as well as the new ones and PC. It was previously announced in E3 2019 for a 2020 release, but that was delayed until this year. The delay was due to COVID-19 so that the game could be as good as possible, with the team shifting into remote development being one of the other reasons stipulated for the delay.
There were also two new characters announced today: Linwell and Lowe. I'd like to tell you more about them, but besides the fact that they exist that's about all we know about them.
Check out the latest trailer below where you'll see some characters yelling at each other in Japanese:
Interestingly there's an Atmos Shader that was developed for this game that will try to give the latest Tales game a more next-gen look, with the addition of "Facial CG" will give characters facial animations that will hopefully show off their emotions better.
Speaking of animation, the anime studio ufotable will be creating the opening video for Tales of Arise, along with other bits of anime that will be inserted throughout the story. Apparently, the "anime scene" included in the game will be the longest ever for the series, so fans have that to look forward to at least.
The PS5 (and presumably the Xbox Series X) versions will have two separate modes: Performance mode will give players 60fps while Graphic Priority Mode will play in 4K and presumably not at 60fps.
Tales of Arise will be releasing on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and now PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on September 9, 2021.